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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: May 2, 2011 7:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 100 Shows?

Inspired by bkidwells excellent post, I whipped this list up. I had actually attempted this project months ago, but I got stuck at 87 and put the project down until this morning.

I was unable to come up with 100 performances without including a few post 1975 shows. Though I'm sure as LIA stated, "Fans of '77 & later years will be gnashing their teeth..." I personally think that most average shows from 1967-1975 are way better than the very best performances from the 1980's.

But I too would love to see some best of lists from beyond 1977, as well as anyones opinions on what shows from any year(s) should be included in this list, and which shows on this list are unworthy (and why)...


02/25/66 (actual date 3/12/66)
11/10/67
01/20/68
01/22/68 (actual date 1/26/68?)
01/23/68 (actual date 1/27/68?)
02/02/68
02/14/68
03/03/68
08/24/68
10/12/68
12/29/68
01/26/69
02/22/69
02/27/69
02/28/69
03/01/69
04/05/69
04/06/69
04/21/69
04/22/69
04/23/69
04/26/69
10/25/69
11/02/69
11/08/69
12/30/69
12/31/69
01/02/70
02/11/70
02/13/70
02/14/70
03/21/70
04/15/70
05/01/70
05/02/70
05/15/70
06/24/70
07/11/70 (misdated?)
09/19/70
09/20/70
11/08/70
02/18/71
04/28/71
04/29/71
07/02/71
07/31/71
08/06/71
10/31/71
11/07/71
12/05/71
12/31/71
04/08/72
04/14/72
04/24/72
04/26/72
05/03/72
05/11/72
05/26/72
08/24/72
08/27/72
09/21/72
09/27/72
02/15/73
03/24/73
06/10/73
06/22/73
08/01/73
10/19/73
10/25/73
11/11/73
11/14/73
11/17/73
11/30/73
12/02/73
12/06/73
12/18/73
02/24/74
05/19/74
06/16/74
06/18/74
06/23/74
06/26/74
06/28/74
07/19/74
07/31/74
08/06/74
09/18/74
08/13/75
07/17/76
07/18/76
02/26/77
05/08/77
05/09/77
05/22/77
05/25/77
09/03/77
10/29/77
12/31/78
10/27/79
03/29/90

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Poster: dupree413 Date: Jan 14, 2012 6:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 17 Shows?

I respect this list - and the idea of this list, which probaby could spark more discussions than any political issue, at least with Dead Heads.

But, 30 years of touring - Pigpen, TC, Keith, Keith and Donna, Brent, Vince. I mean right there are 5 people (not including Hornsby) who came and left.

I think the list has to include the highs and the lows - not lows in terms of poor shows, but lows when the band seemed most fragile.

Here are mine:
8/27/72
12/12/73
10/20/74
6/3/76
5/7/77
9/3/77
9/2/80
9/6/80
10/6/83
10/22/83
7/7/84
10/20/84
11/2/84
4/8/85
6/27/85
7/13/85
11/1/85

I'm not saying there were not better shows that could make this list after '85 or before '72 - I'm just saying they didn't speak to me.

Enjoy

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Poster: chris phillips Date: Aug 13, 2014 3:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: top 9 and the next 11

1/26/69
2/28/69
5/2/70
5/15/70
6/24/70
"7/12/70"
11/8/70
8/27/72
9/27/72


2/13/70 late show, 4/28/71, 4/8, 4/11, 5/3, 5/23, 5/26 + 11/19/72, 3/30/73 and 5/19/77 are next. 9/2/80 is a great show...

This post was modified by chris phillips on 2014-08-13 10:00:26

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Poster: bkidwell Date: May 2, 2011 10:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 100 Shows?

A great list, thanks for putting that together! Given your tastes I'm a little surprised nothing else from 67 makes it into your top 100? 3/18/67 and 10/22/67 seem like they oughta be there. An unusually perceptive reviewer wrote this about 3/18: "Some rather amazing primal Garcia guitar work here! Not only is this Dancin' in the Streets a candidate for a best ever performance of the song, it just might be the most compelling 10 minutes of music played during the entire year of 1967."

(Spoiler: I'm quoting Cliff's review.)

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Poster: stratocaster Date: May 2, 2011 2:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 100 Shows?

interesting list...In keeping with your parameters...you obviously cover the 60s in depth, there are some outstanding 71 shows late in the year, some that are horseshit quality like 07-31-1971 that would otherwise be on a lot of lists...11-19-I972 would definitely have to put 10-02-1977 and 07-08-1978, 10-21-1978 without a doubt...a few random shows in the 80s. 10-10-80, 05-06-1981, 10-10-1982, 07-19-1989. Throw in 09-20-1990 and 09-22-1993 and we have a keeper...